LapTop Shut Down Tags: Laptops Boot Shutdown Last response: October 21, 2011 10:15 PM in Laptop Tech Support Share ClaytonComputers October 21, 2011 9:19:27 PM Hello, I am working an clients Laptop. Its powers down during boot up. I am thinking it is overheating. When I boot with Backtrack 5 it runs pretty good. Does windows heat a system up more? WHat can I try on this. More about : laptop shut Chainzsaw a b D Laptop October 21, 2011 9:51:29 PM What OS? Have you tried a repair CD? If it's windows XP: First off read this carefully and all of it first... Boot with CD. Once it loads, Press F8 (do not press F6 during load....thats just for RAID stuff). It will ask you if you want to install XP ....i think it's press enter. Now it should show the drive volume, this is where you have to be careful not to do a full re-install, it should ask you to "Press R to repair the OS". Let it run - and usually this fixes many problems. m 0 l mcnumpty23 a b D Laptop October 21, 2011 10:02:40 PM if its running linux ok then its not likely to be a heat problem--and as its powering off during bootup on windows it hasnt really had a chance to heat up anyway hope you saved all their important data while you were running backtrack do you have an xp disc? m 0 l Related resources Laptop Won't Boot - Forum Load Win 7 on Laptop previously dual booting with Linux - Forum Windows 7 boot error on laptop - Forum My asus x5dc laptop says error loading operating system - Forum Laptop shut down suddenly after bootup - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous October 21, 2011 10:10:59 PM It's probably overheating, most chances are that the cooler (ventilator) is broken. m 0 l mcnumpty23 a b D Laptop October 21, 2011 10:14:13 PM Anonymous said:It's probably overheating, most chances are that the cooler (ventilator) is broken. if its overheating why can he run linux on it without it shutting down? m 0 l Anonymous October 21, 2011 10:15:50 PM I forgot to say it might be the Windows error. But don't forget that linux doesn't use much of the processor because it barely works. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Advice for changing Windows OS on dual-boot laptop Forum HP Laptop Won't Boot Forum Operating System not found puzzle Forum Cant Boot windows, Linux boot loader has taken over Forum How To Dual-boot 98, xp & Linux?? Forum Windows 8 is not loading after dual booting it with Linux mint 14. solution After downloading linux my laptop say grub> Forum Linux Forum How do I install linux on new VAIO laptop with pre-loaded windows 7 Forum Linux free down load Forum Dual booting Linux with boot.ini, and two hard drives? Forum Install linux without cd, floppy, usb boot, pxe, previous OS Forum Help, i cant boot linux Forum Laptop won't boot-up at all! Deleted Operating System? Forum Install new operating system on laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !